Created in 1974, the Paris Saint-Germain Youth Academy is committed to passing on knowledge, sporting values and experience to young footballers.

Many players who have passed through the Training Centre are now shining as professionals, both at Paris Saint-Germain and at other major clubs in France and Europe - proof of the qualityand effectiveness of Parisian training methods.

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History and values

Benefiting from quality infrastructure, the Parisian educators work in optimal conditions to enable young people to learn and become a part of the Paris Saint-Germain universe, close to the professional players.

Voted best Youth Academy by the French Football Federation in 2019 and 2020, the Paris Saint-Germain Youth Academy has been classified in the Prestige and Class A categories for the last few seasons. A true centre of excellence, it perfectly meets the standards set out in the specifications of the National Technical Directorate and thus symbolises the success of Parisian training.

The Youth Academy's objective is to train elite players, while providing them with a suitable scholastic curriculum. It regularly welcomes promising new football talents. Through its partnership with the Paris Ile-de-France League and its close relationship with Ile-de-France clubs, a number of young children, from the age of 13, join the club's Pre-Training Centre with the aim of joining the Youth Academy at 15. In this way, they are able to combine the practice of their favourite sport with the pursuit of their studies.

Honours

Gambardella cup Winner 1991
Runner-up 1998, 1989, 1978
U19 french championship Winner 2016, 2011, 2010, 2006
Runner-up 2012
U17 french championship Winner 2017, 2016, 2011
Runner-up 2015, 2014, 2010, 2008
French junior championship Winner 1988
Runner-up 1980
French amateur championship Winner 2003 (group A)
UEFA Youth League Runner-up 2016
Best youth club 2014, 2013, 2011, 1989

 

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Hall of fame

Paris Saint-Germain Youth Academy graduates who have played at least one official match for the club

More than 100 official matches

Goalkeeper

Alphonse Areola

Midfielder

Clément Chantôme

Defender

Didier Domi

Midfielder

Pierre Ducrocq

Midfielder

Luis Fernandez

Defender

Presnel Kimpembe

Midfielder

Jean-Claude Lemoult

Midfielder

Jérôme Leroy

Defender

Francis Llacer

Defender

Thierry Morin

Defender

Jean-Marc Pilorget

Midfielder

Adrien Rabiot

Midfielder

Pierre Reynaud

Defender

Mamadou Sakho

Forward

Amara Simba

Defender

Franck Tanasi

Other players

Fabrice Abriel, Yacine Adli, Bernard Allou, Nicolas Anelka, Adil Aouchiche, Loris Arnaud, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Thierry Bacconnier, Jean-Michel Badiane, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, Pierre Bajoc, Souleymane Bamba, Dominique Barberat, Claude Barrabé, Djamel Belmadi, Selim Benachour, Michel Bensoussan, Antoine Bernede, Sylvain Bied, Yannick Boli, François Brisson, Gilles Brisson, Bernard Bureau, Roméo Calenda, Lorenzo Callegari, Lorik Cana, Gilles Cardinet, Gérard Cenzatto, Kingsley Coman, Antoine Conte, Colin Dagba, Moussa Diaby, Sylvain Distin, Franck Djadjédjé, Antoine Dossevi, Boukary Dramé, Richard Dutruel, Bandiougou Fadiga, Jean-Claude Fernandes, Vincent Fernandez, Alec Georgen, Jean-Luc Girard, Patrick Grappin, Météhan Guclu, Yannick Guillochon, Ruddy Haddad, Pascal Havet, Gaël Hiroux, Jonathan Ikoné, Philippe Jean, Lionel Justier, Arnaud Kalimuendo, Neeskens Kebano, Fabrice Kelban, Jéremi Kimmakon, Thomas Kokkinis, Tanguy Kouassi, Loïck Landre, Dominique Lokoli, Chiguy Lucau, Larrys Mabiala, Florian Makhedjouf, Tripy Makonda, Patrice Marquet, Olivier Martinez, Jean-Eudes Maurice, Loïc Mbe Soh, Patrick Mboma, Yakou Meïté, Franck Merelle, Edouard Michut, Mario Mongelli, Bernard Moraly, Fabrice Moreau, Youssouf Mulumbu, Edvin Murati, Kenny Nagera, David Ngog, Granddi Ngoyi, Christopher Nkunku, Guy Nosibor, Pascal Nouma, Stanley Nsoki, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Hervin Ongenda, Grégory Paisley, Maxime Partouche, Timothée Pembélé, Stéphane Persol, Samuel Piètre, Laurent Pimond, Hervé Porquet, Alain Préfaci, Yacine Qasmi, Hocine Ragued, Kevin Rimane, David Rinçon, Kays Ruiz-Atil, Liazid Sandjak, Younousse Sankharé, Xavi Simons, Thierry Tinmar, Didier Toffolo, Kalifa Traoré, Franck Vandecasteele, Jean-Luc Vasseur, Timothy Weah, Arthur Zagre.

 

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Directors and staff

Directors

Head of the Youth Academy
Jean-François Pien

General Manager
Frank Bentolila

Sport coordinator
Yohan Cabaye

Education

Scholastic co-ordinator
Virginie Megnin

Master of Studies
Fanny Debbah
+ 7 Acadomia members

Host
Damien Thomas

Nightwatchmen
Edouard Jeroua
Cyrille Soletchnik
Victor Bananier

Medical staff

Doctors
Alexis Savigny
Arthur Ringot

Medical assistant
Wendy Rimane

Physiotherapists
François Schwartz
Cédric Dupuis
Julien Chalabi
Maxime Boucher

Psychologist
Alexandre Lejeune

Nutritionist
Marina Fabre

Supervisor

Patrick Michel

U19 coaching staff

Head coach
Zoumana Camara

Assistant coaches
Vincent Guérin
Mohamed Chacha

U17 coaching staff

Head coaches
Stéphane Moreau (U17)
Nicolas Damont (U16)

Assistant coach
Mounir Obbadi

Individualisation Officers
Régis Beunardeau
Hervé Guegan

Goalkeeping coaches
Jean-Luc Aubert
Nicolas Cousin
Guillaume Lemire

Performance

Director of performance
Karim Hader

Physical trainers
Thomas Bagot (rehabilitation)
Matthew Brown (data)
Mickael Simao (U19)
Vincent Paris (U17)
Bilal Bejaoui (U16)

Contact details

Paris Saint-Germain Youth Academy
7, avenue Kennedy
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
France

The Youth Academy does not recruit on the basis of CVs, but on the advice of its recruiters. There is no need to write to the club, or to the Youth Academy, or to send an e-mail.

Sporting organization

Approximately seventy players (elites, trainees, apprentices, aspirants and amateurs) are divided into three training groups. Each group takes part in five training sessions and one match per week.

The players are involved in the U19 and U17 National Championships, the U17 Regional Championship, the Gambardella Cup and European competitions (Youth League and First League International Cup).

Socio-educational project

The socio-educational project is based on four core values:

  • Respect: personal supervision, structures, knowledge of Paris Saint-Germain, rules of life in the club, in the classroom and in everyday life.
  • Inclusion: birthday party, interactions (disabled, homeless, etc.), learning about the world (museums), documentaries.
  • Teamwork: outdoor activities, educational project, themed evenings.
  • Excellence: nutrition, sleep, health, prevention of doping.

Education

The schooling is provided by the CFA Omnisports. The young people benefit from training that allows them to practice their high-level sport while preparing for their immediate future or their future after competition.

  • Ten classes, 35 teachers, eight teachers assistants;
  • General and scientific studies up to the end of high school;
  • Technological studies: Last two years of high school in Football related "BTEC" style courses;
  • Post-Bac language options.

Jean-Marc Roudier is the director of CFA Omnisports.